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Backing up important files

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chipvideo

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Oct 1, 2003
I need to backup my computer so I can re install windows xp. I need my most important files like internet, email and the usual stuff. What is the easiest way to do this? I just hate to have to lose my important emails and pictures.
 

CrashOveride

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CD's is one way if it isn't too much info, or you could get an extra HDD... Thats pretty much it if you want to reinstall a brand new install (otherwise you could use ghost to make an image of the drive and put it on a new one).
 

itshondo

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you can export your contacts, favorites & other stuff to a file of your choice and then copy them to a floppy or cd. Then, after installing windows, you import them. Checck windows help on exactly how.

Good luck!
 
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chipvideo

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Oct 1, 2003
I dont want to back up the entire drive. I only want to back up photos, internet and email settings because my computer has lots of bugs. Too much downloaded software and I used tweak xp and it really messed up things.
 

CrashOveride

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oh, right like itshondo said XP has some settings export thing... Not sure where it is and how to use it, you might need to check the microsoft website and do a little searching:D It also might not take what settings you want or might take extra... I don't know.
 

glebka11

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Its not hard, just run the windows buckup utility (i am serious) ;)
It has some really cool options... At least the XPs buckup util.